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Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  15 June 1962 (USA)
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Mr. Hobbs wants to spend a quiet holiday at the beach, but his wife has invited all their family to stay with them.

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Peggy Hobbs
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Joe Carmody
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Katey Hobbs
Lili Gentle ...
Janie Grant
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Byron Grant
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Martin Turner
Marie Wilson ...
Emily Turner
Reginald Gardiner ...
Reggie McHugh
Valerie Varda ...
Marika Carter
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Susan Carver
Josh Peine ...
Stan Carver
Michael Burns ...
Danny Hobbs
Minerva Urecal ...
Brenda
Richard Collier ...
Mr. Kagle
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St. Louis based banker Roger Hobbs is writing a letter to his wife, Peggy Hobbs, about his true feelings concerning their just returned from month long vacation, the letter to be opened only after his death, whenever that may be. Mr. Hobbs wanted the vacation to be a romantic getaway for two, but Peggy insisted that it be a family vacation to a central California beach-side house, given to them for the month by friends. The vacation included all their offspring, and their offspring's respective families where applicable. Hobbs hated the idea as he felt he didn't know his offspring - and their spouses even less - and that they, in turn, no longer needed him. They include: daughter Susan Carver, who, with her husband, Stan Carver, have a permissive parenting style as per the latest child psychology books; daughter Janie Grant, whose husband, college professor, Byron Grant, has an academic view of everything in life; fourteen year old daughter, Katey Hobbs, who is self conscious around ... Written by Huggo

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Jimmy Takes A Vacation... You Have All The Fun!

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According to Maureen O'Hara in her memoirs Tis Herself, Jimmy Stewart was a kind and gentle guy, a remarkable actor, but not a generous one such as John Wayne. Stewart wanted very scene revolving around him and only him. See more »

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When Mrs. Turner in locked in the bathroom, Jimmy Stewart calls her Mrs. Hobbs and she says, "Mrs. Turner" and he says, "Oh yes, Mrs. Turner." See more »

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Katey Hobbs: [discussing how weird their parents are] My father did something once that was so crazy.
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Living through the highs and lows of family reunion
16 January 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

All-round pleasant family fare for those who enjoy the ups and downs of family happenings. This easygoing story appeals to both young and old. Roger Hobbs (Jimmy Stewart) is the harried father who longs for a quiet holiday with his wife (Maureen O'Hara) but in the end goes along with her wish to have a family reunion, which turns out to be far from ideal. Quite the contrary, there's plenty of room for a good dose of realism -- personal clashes between his married daughter Susan and husband Stan, while the youngsters get out of control. Scarcely a dull moment throughout. Fabian, as Joe, is a nice addition to the scene and he's more mature here than in his earlier movie, which I happen to like best, "North to Alaska." An old familiar face is Reginald Gardiner, as Reggie, who has been a part of countless film comedies dating back to the 1930s. Settle down with some popcorn and have a good time!


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